The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 23 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.83% - 2.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.14% - 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.38
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.29%
SLA
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.67% 11.76% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Average daily rate £400 £410 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +40.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £305 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +94.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Chester region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Chester region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SLA
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 1 (100.00%) PDM
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PDM
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared